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08-26-19, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Ralph III

Adding insulation/radiant barrier to bonus room attic questions???

Hello All,
I would like to add some additional insulation and radiant barrier to an attic area above our bonus room and have a few questions. Just FYI, the main structure of our house is a hip roof...
07-14-19, 07:59 PM
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Views: 615
Posted By Ralph III

Radiant Barrier installation questions?

Hello All,
I started stapling some radiant barrier to the bottom of my rafters and would like some input please. We have a hip roof with two electric ventilators, btw.

1) It's my...
04-17-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By Ralph III

Hello All, I realize this thread is old but...

Hello All,
I realize this thread is old but there are some poor statements and/or information given that I'd like to respond to. Because others who read this thread could come away with some bad...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-07-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Ralph III

Solar Vacuum Tubes and Water Heating, questions....

Hello All,

This is kind of a continuation from an earlier thread, as I am considering alternative water heating methods. Anyhow, I have decided to go with a solar water heating setup to...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Ralph III

Thanks for all the replies! I apologize but...

Thanks for all the replies!

I apologize but I meant to correct my initial post. I realize I may not have enough power for numerous 240v tankless units as I was poorly describing. I know how to...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Ralph III

Point of Use/tankless water heater recommendations

Hello All,

Can anyone recommend both an electric whole house tankless water heater and point of use tankless water heaters?

I would like to install several point of use tankless water heaters...
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Ralph III

Attic Ventilator Thermo Settings?

Hello All,


I have a few questions in regards to attic ventilation. We live in south Alabama, so it gets quite hot and humid during the summers. Our home (3,000 sq ft with gable roof) has two...
02-15-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Ralph III

You are correct. Running two completely...

You are correct. Running two completely different circuits to a structure would be a code violation. I should have caught that and appreciate your pointing it out.

Thanks,
Ralph
02-12-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Ralph III

Hello OP, Your voltage drop will be so...

Hello OP,
Your voltage drop will be so minimal that you probably wouldn't be able to measure it. We have numerous sub-panel runs over 450ft and maybe a 1v drop over that distance. That's some...
02-02-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Ralph III

Ok, so I found a NEC relevant pdf file for me on...

Ok, so I found a NEC relevant pdf file for me on Mike Holtz as found HERE (https://www.mikeholt.com/files/PDF/Swimming_Pools_Spas_2017NEC.pdf).

I am a little confused with requirement (5) though....
02-01-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Ralph III

Hey PJMax, I have a vinyl liner over a wood...

Hey PJMax,
I have a vinyl liner over a wood frame. The bottom of the pool is a sand/mortar mix of course.

The concrete deck around my pool does not have any rebar within it. They did run...
01-31-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Ralph III

Equipotential bonding (concrete deck/coping)

Hello All,


Just FYI, we purchased our home last summer and some of the metal parts around our pool had lost their bond (one leg of ladder, diving board). I can only assume the original copper...
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Ralph III

Attic ventilation (electric fan vs ridge vents)

Hello All,
We are about to have the shingles replaced on our home and I would like a few thoughts on attic ventilation. The home is 3000sq ft and 20 years old, located in south Alabama, btw. We are...
01-28-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Ralph III

Great that you found it Paul! Just FYI, ...

Great that you found it Paul!

Just FYI,

A typical breaker will only protect a circuit from over current and that's all. You should consider installing Combination Arc Fault breakers (CAFCI). ...
01-27-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Ralph III

Hello Paul28, 1. Did you check anything with...

Hello Paul28,

1. Did you check anything with a multimeter because you're wasting your time otherwise? Those pen detectors will give you a lot of false's, so do not rely on them.

2. Do you...
01-27-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Ralph III

Hello, In an attempt not to hijack a thread;...

Hello,
In an attempt not to hijack a thread; I was simply correcting a general statement that was made...."A neutral, cannot by code, be shared between two circuits...." which is incorrect. There...
01-26-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Ralph III

This isn't correct. The NEC does allow the...

This isn't correct. The NEC does allow the sharing of a neutral in a multi branch setup under Article 100. You see this a lot in commercial wiring were multiple branches are ran through conduit...
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Ralph III

Thanks everyone. I will make a few calls for...

Thanks everyone.

I will make a few calls for estimates. I already have one company that does poly foam for concrete but expect them to be overpriced. Pilot Dan, I didn't see where the Handi Foam...
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Ralph III

Filling voids under concrete pool deck

Hello,
How would you recommend filling voids under a concrete deck?

The earth under our concrete deck, which surrounds our swimming pool, has settled about 5in from the pool wall toward the...
05-04-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ralph III

Underlayment for Bamboo Click/Lock flooring?

Hello All,
I am installing some Bamboo click-lock flooring (floating) over a slab in a 20 year old home and need some input please. The Bamboo flooring can be seen HERE...
12-10-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Ralph III

Hello All, I appreciate the input. Let me...

Hello All,

I appreciate the input. Let me give some requested details and an update.

1) It is a Tappan FT5BD-042K (3.5 ton) all electric heat pump outdoor condenser and indoor air handler,...
12-09-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,172
Posted By Ralph III

Thanks, that is the answer I was looking for and...

Thanks, that is the answer I was looking for and what I assumed.



To reply to a few other questions/statements.

1) Yes, there are two "hot" legs to a single phase panel. Each leg has...
12-08-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Ralph III

Heat Pump shuts off completely when calling for auxiliary heat? Help!

Hello,


I installed an Aprilaire 8466 heat pump t-stat during the summer and apparently I have something, in regards to heat or auxiliary heat, hooked up wrong. Your quick help would be...
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Ralph III

Pouring concrete in sections for storage building

Hello All,


I want to pour a foundation (10 x 13ft) with redi-mix concrete and need to do such in sections, basically three 4 x 10ft sections. I am using some rebar around the perimeters and a...
11-29-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,172
Posted By Ralph III

200 amp single phase service, per line or combined?

Hello All,
I have a question in regards to residential single phase service and would appreciate some clarification. I've done quite a bit of electrical through the years but never really...
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